Bargaining process overview

To most teachers, the bargaining process may seem long, confusing and complex. The truth is that every round of negotiations looks different, and there are lots of possible pathways to resolution.


Bargaining Basics

A brief outline of the bargaining process for teachers employed in Alberta's public, separate or francophone school divisions.

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The ATA is producing a series of shorts to ensure members have a good understanding of the collective bargaining process. Produced in English and French, the series covers the following topics.

  1. Why bargain collectively?
  2. What’s my role?
  3. Process overview
  4. Who represents you
  5. Central and local bargaining
  6. Preparation and opening
  7. Negotiations and mediation
  8. Impasse and dispute
  9. Resolution, ratification and agreement